Barnhart debuts dual-lane transport system for super-heavy loads

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Barnhart Crane & Rigging, a provider of solutions for complex lifting and transportation challenges faced by heavy industry, announced the addition of WesTrac Transportation System to its equipment inventory. Barnhart’s engineers designed the WesTrac dual-lane transporter together with German company Goldhofer.

“Extremely heavy loads on public roads and across bridges pose challenges to meet Department of Transportation requirements,” says Jeff Latture, Barnhart senior vice president of sales and marketing. “Traditionally, transportation systems relied on two-axle dollies. Those have allowed Barnhart to complete some of the heaviest long hauls in the U.S.”

WesTrac incorporates the features of a modular platform trailer. However, the axle spacing and footprint are designed specifically to meet DOT requirements for roads and highways on the West Coast. The system is designed for efficient mobilization, higher road speeds and variable widths to achieve dual-lane loading. In some configurations, WesTrac can handle payloads more than 600,000 pounds.

“The addition of our Goldhofer WesTrac dual-lane transport system type THP/CA to Barnhart’s ‘cool tools’ inventory gives us the ability to transport overdimensional and super-heavy hauls,” sys Latture. “Barnhart’s Long Beach branch has a dedicated team that will provide planning and execution expertise with the new WesTrac System.” According to Latture, Barnhart also plans to introduce a new EasTrac System designed specifically to meet DOT requirements on the East Coast.